Electronic Arts has uploaded official concept art from the yet-to-release, Battlefield 1 expansion They Shall Not Pass, which will be bringing brand new maps and weapons to the action packed battlefield, oh and also the French Army, which for reasons that would never really make sense was left out of the base game.

EA did mention that it does not want to give too much away for now but the upcoming expansion will involve Verdun, easily one of the longest and bloodiest battles of the first world war. It went on for nearly all of 1916, and included a body count of hundreds of thousands on both the sides. And the less famous, late-war Battle of Soissons, during which French forces deployed almost 500 tanks to recapture all the ground that was lost during the German Spring Offensive of 1918.

Talking about the same, EA wrote:

Some 40 million artillery shells were fired over the course of the battle at Verdun, pulverizing the ground, turning the earth into a shattered lunar landscape. And underneath some of these trenches, tunnels and underground fortresses provide for new experiences yet unexplored in Battlefield 1, in contrast to Verdun the Battle of Soissons in late 1918 inspired us to create a new set of maps that captures the massive French tank assaults. The fighting revolves around key bridges over the Aisne River and something big lurks around the village of Fismes.

They Shall Not Pass is set to come out in March 2017, and will be released two weeks early to Battlefield 1 Premium Pass holders.

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